St Philip's Catholic Primary School

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Safeguarding at St Philip's


If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child, please contact the Designated Safeguard Lead, Ellie Shaddick,  or the Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead, Michael McCurdy, either by phone or via email –


St Philip’s is committed to creating a happy and safe environment for our children to learn.

We take the Safeguarding of our children very seriously and believe two way communication with the parent body is crucial to this.


 At our school we work within the following guidelines laid out in the policies below.

All our staff receive regular Safeguarding training and each carry guidance of what to do in the event of a Safeguarding disclosure.

Lots of information on Safeguarding in East Sussex can be found at the East Sussex Local Safeguarding Children Board website.


Extremism & Radicalisation

This is fast becoming an important topic for everyone and we hope to engage the children in this subject through the curriculum and other activities. A guide for parents can be found in the folder below.

This new government website gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.

 Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is an initiative run by Sussex Police that aims to reduce the long-term impacts of domestic abuse by providing early intervention and support.

When the police attend incidents of domestic violence or abuse where children are directly or indirectly involved, they notify the designated safeguarding lead at the child’s school before the start of the next school day. The safeguarding lead then makes sure the child gets the immediate support that they need.

Child on Child Abuse

If you are a victim of, or have concerns about child on child and/or sexual abuse within school, then please download our poster and Safeguarding appendix.

Alternatively, please call the NSPCC's new dedicated line on: 0800 136 663.


Bright Sky

Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app providing support and information for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.

The app is also available to use in Polish, Punjabi and Urdu.

For more information, please see details and advice about using the app in your app store:

Bright Sky in Apple Store

Bright Sky in Google Play


We review online safety at our school regularly using 360safe accreditation for e-safety, an award mark for schools who strive for safety for our children online. 

All children are expected to adhere to our 'Acceptable Use of Technology Agreements' which can be found below.


Please visit our Online Safety Page for more hints, tips and information.

 Online Safety Policy and Acceptable Use Agreements 

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Parents Safeguarding Leaflet